FutureFocus September 26, 2018: Five Trends Focused On Social Determinants

Lisa Remington

In this week’s FutureFocus, we discuss new developments focused on social determinants. Emerging trends and policy are integrating social determinants into readmission policies, Medicare Advantage Plans, expanded government oversight, payor plan benefits, and Medicaid Managed care. This is a market signal that social determinants are coming to the forefront of care. Stakeholders will be teaming-up with PAC providers, community-based organizations and using big data to identify patients at higher risk.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

By: Lisa Remington, President Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington Report

New developments are increasing the focus on social determinants. Payors, providers and government entities are realizing the financial imperatives of social determinants of health (SDOH). Controlling the cost of care cannot be done without addressing social determinants. Nor can addressing social determinants be managed within the walls of hospitals or physician offices. Social determinants are 40 to 50 percent of the cost structure in Medicare and Medicaid.

Emerging trends and policy make social determinants a focal point for both payors and providers. We explore five key trends focused on social determinants.